Pretty new Enceladus plume pictures.
Universe Today: Fabulous! Enceladus Raw Flyby Images
CICLOPS: Enceladus previewCarolyn Porco, the lead for Cassini's imaging team, warned on Twitter that the flyby of Saturn's moon Enceladus performed by the spacecraft on Nov. 2 wasn't really an "imaging" flyby, and that we might have to wait until the Nov. 21 flyby for really good images. But just take a look the images returned so far, with stunning looks at the jets shooting from the moon! Another image takes a close look at the surface. These are raw, unprocessed images, but what images they are!
Planetary Society Blog: Prepare for your jaw to hit the floor when you see these pictures of Enceladus
Wow, just wow. I didn't know what to expect from the second flyby of Saturn's geyser moon Enceladus in November, which happened yesterday. I knew the cameras were given control of spacecraft pointing during the closest part of the flyby, so that there should be some pretty cool photos of tiger stripes, but I have to confess I didn't expect anything tremendously different from the first high-res imaging flyby.
Well, I was wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Cassini has sent back some of the most amazing images from the whole mission.
My jaw is still aching... :surprised
Truely fantastic images!
Those are amazing images! Thanks for posting or I would have missed them.
Planetary Society Blog: Two more awesome pictures from the Enceladus flyby:
This first one [Emily Lakdawalla] put together from two of the south polar plume images – you can see all four of the tiger stripes, and the plumes issuing from them, in this wide shot. [...] This other [animation] was put together by Gordan Ugarkovic – Cassini flies into the plumes!
Those plumes look like aurorae.
One of the images made APOD.
The images that Emily has put together are something "out of this world"! She's a real artist putting images together!
High-res color Prometheus in Planetary Society Blog: Planetary Society Advent Calendar for December 27: Prometheus (hot off the presses!)
The word "potato" is commonly used to describe the shape of small bodies in the solar system, but I think that Prometheus, with its pointy ends, looks more like a related vegetable, a yam.
On that photo, it looks more like a squid to me......but I think that Prometheus, with its pointy ends, looks more like a related vegetable, a yam.
Truly wonderful pictures. Thank youZeroOne...for the links.
Clint, perhaps the vegetarians amongst us would consider Prometheus a yam/potato and others a squid...
(BAUT caters for all tastes all flavours)
Gorgeous, anyway one looks at it...
Thanks for sharing ZeroOne ... I'd've missed them too...
Happy Christmas ye'all